It's Time to Train Podcast

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Superbowl Sunday What About the Dog


Dianna L. Santos

It is officially Superbowl Sunday and even during COVID, people are likely to get loud and rumbucious while watching the game, snaking and having a grand ole time. But what about the dog? Will they be concerned as you are screaming at the T.V. or begging for your snacks or jumping all over you with every play?

In this episode, we cover some of the ways you can better set your dog up for success so you can better enjoy the game and not butting heads with your canine friend.

Now's the Time for Positive Reinforcement


Dianna L. Santos

In these trying times of dealing with COVID-19, stress levels are incredibly high. Now more than ever, we need to apply the concepts of positive reinforcement, not to our dogs, but to ourselves as well. Granting ourselves the permission to try and then noticing and rewarding those attempts, not matter how small and incremental they may be.

No Dabbling in Service Dogs!


Dianna L. Santos
Laura DeMaio Roy

When it comes to service dogs (not therapy dogs, not emotional support dogs, SERVICE DOGS), there needs to be an extra layer of attention paid to the professional on the other end of the leash. Service dogs allow for their handlers to have an improved and more independent life. Therefore, the professional dog trainers who are training and placing these dogs MUST be of the highest caliber.

Importance of Puppy Naps


Dianna L. Santos

When talking about puppies, we are typically focusing on socialization, training and exposing them to the world in a safe way. But an equally, if not more so, part of the equation is napping. Our puppies need lots of opportunities to nap so that they can properly process all that we are teaching them, all they are learning and to help them grow! We discuss the importance of puppy naps in this episode.

Prepare Your Dog: Medical Procedures


Dianna L. Santos

When it comes to our dogs, it is our job to help them be prepared for what they may experience throughout their lives. This is especially important when it comes to sudden medical procedures! We don't want our dogs stressing needlessly when they need to be concentrating on healing.

How to Train Your Dog to Be Naughty


Dianna L. Santos

You read that right, we are going to walk you through how to train your dog to be naughty...and hopefully avoid these pitfalls in the first place! We'll discuss how even trainers fall into this trap, what you can do to avoid this trap and how to fix the sticky situation you may find yourself in.

Management...What is That?


Dianna L. Santos

Maybe your dog chews your shoes, or gets into the garbage or goes potty in the house. You reach out to a professional trainer or instructor and implore for them to give you a training solution and stat! However, many of these problems can be solved, or greatly improved, by simply using good management techniques.

What is Positive Reinforcement


Dianna L. Santos

When you hear the term "positive reinforcement" what comes to mind? Treats? Being nice? Nothing because you do not have the slightest idea what it means? In this episode, we break down what this term actually means, why that is important and how positive reinforcement, as a training technique, not only works for dogs, it works for all animals...including people.